Her skill set allows her to to walk into your home and garden, and then, design everything to capture the exact theme that you want to implement.
Rotfeld is on site working her magic and conducting the culinary orchestra for a relaxed and stellar party. She can cook in front of you for an intimate dinner with friends (minimum of 12 ) or cater a large outdoor event with accents on health and freshness, with a Jackson Pollock colorful vibrancy.
Healthy cuisine can be the inspiration for an amazing dinner party, but Rotfeld's diverse offerings still include comfort food classics like legendary lobster mac & cheese, vegetable lasagna, penne and vegetables, and lemon squares dusted with sugar. Whether you’re looking for BBQs, or weekend cuisine and fresh flower arrangements delivered to the house, Rotfeld’s range has made her a delight for her clients who just want to kick back and depend on her services.
How does one who delights in cuisine and entertaining lose weight? Think European . . . with smaller portions and an accent on locally grown produce; an emphasis on visual vegetables, fish, berries is the way to go, with little or no cheese, and cutting down on breads. Done right, a drizzle of olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon, with no extra fat, can dazzle you and your guests.
Why we love entertaining at the bucolic Shore points and the Hamptons
Our fishermen catch the freshest fish. Our myriad of talented farmers grow leafy greens and vegetables that are utilized with my creativity in cuisine. Bright buckets of ripe heirloom tomatoes, and yellow wax and green beans, the fragrance of tarragon, dill, basil, a parade of peaches, plums, strawberries, and blueberries are perfect for the artistry of cooking. Our beautiful backyards only add to the ambiance.
Stage is Set
How to plan a Dinner Tuscan Style under the Stars .... Fully designed so you can enjoy all as a host
This meal celebrates the season and the abundance with a European setting. A long table is placed under the trees ( cloth, white china, flatware, glasses ) Short vases filled with lemons are placed going down the table. Garden chairs with provincial textiles pillows and warm blankets as throws on some of the chairs ( As the evening gets a little chillier ) Magical twinkled votive candles are everywhere...
Greet guests with a farm house table ( Arlene will find you one or use yours ) accented with tomatoes on the vine , large artichokes and ceramic vases filled with our farm growing tall sunflowers. Stationary ceramic platters are filled with Deliciousness: Bruschetta ( chopped ripe tomatoes , sprinkle of salt fresh basil Adorned with skinny architectural Italian light breadsticks
Seared Peppercorn sushi grade tuna presented on an English cucumber topped with wasabi and caviar ( no bread or cracker use vegetables instead as the base). I have put shrimp in Meyer lemon essence and dill or gravlox salmon with a dense mustard.
Dinner is a grilled white fish cooked in fresh herbs and dash of white wine and olive oil
Grilled Colorful red , yellow peppers, eggplant seared painterly plattered
London Broil sliced ( room temperature) with portobello mushrooms and onions with a drizzle of lemon aioli accompanied with small bite size baguette ( offering of less carbs is important )
A large Display of orzo, arugula, sunflower seeds, citrus sliced & mint leaf salad
Lingering around a warming pit guests eat fresh berries in shot glasses , tiny meringues and dark chocolate biscotti with coffee
Healthy lighter fare that LOOKS good and you feel refreshed
Contact Arlene Rotfeld this Season and ALL Year Round for Deliciousness!